Davis’ career night leads Pelicans by Lakers

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Updated: November 8, 2013

New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) – Anthony Davis scored a career-high 32
points and the New Orleans Pelicans stopped an 11-game regular season losing
streak to the Los Angeles Lakers with a 96-85 win on Friday night.

Davis scored seven points during a 12-0 run late in the first quarter that
cemented New Orleans’ first win over the Lakers since March 29, 2010.

The former No. 1 pick had 12 rebounds and tied a career-high with six blocks
as the Pelicans won their second game in a row for the first time this season.

Eric Gordon chipped in 16 points, Jason Smith scored 14 and Jrue Holiday had
13 points and 13 assists.

Holiday’s last assist came after a steal and an outlet pass behind the Lakers
defense that Davis threw down for a dunk to highlight the Pelicans’ fourth-
quarter run, which turned a tight score into a 15-point gap with 36.4 seconds
left.

Chris Kaman had 16 points to lead the Lakers, who were coming off Thursday’s
win over Houston on Steve Blake’s go-ahead 3-pointer in the final seconds.

Los Angeles went 1-2 on a three-game road trip and hasn’t won consecutive
games this season.

The teams play again in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Davis was 5-for-7 from the field and 3-of-6 at the line for 13 points in the
first quarter and pulled down eight rebounds but the Lakers kept it close,
outscoring the Pelicans 8-3 over the last four minutes to get within 28-27
going into the second.

New Orleans built a 55-48 lead at halftime behind 50 percent shooting and led
69-66 going into the fourth quarter.

Game Notes

The Lakers return home to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday … The
Pelicans start a three-game road trip in Phoenix on Sunday. They will play the
three games in four days.